• October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    Fujitsu seeks channel boss as Neath heads to Microsoft

    Fujitsu channel director Darren Neath is leaving the business at the end of the month to join up with his predecessor Gary Fowle, who runs the OEM division at Microsoft. This is the third channel boss to leave the Japanese corporate in a little ...  Continue Reading

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    The tablet bandwagon rolls on

    By the time you read this who knows Sainsbury's might have launched its own tablet PC. Sounds odd but surely nothing is strange after Next and now Dixons announced products. The iPad has proved that there is a real public appetite for tablets but ...  Continue Reading

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    Azlan recruits sales director from BT Engage IT

    Azlan has handed newly appointed sales director Joe Breen the remit of building a base of corporate reseller customers. Former BT Engage IT regional sales director Breen joins other Galacticos of IT distribution at Azlan, including veterans Ian ...  Continue Reading

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    Teneo eyes data centre, services acquisitions

    Mid-market focusedinfrastructure optimisationreseller Teneo is targeting expansion into the data centre environment as part of a three-year growth plan, and may look to make acquisitions to bulk up its muscle in this area, according to CEO Piers ...  Continue Reading

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    Make hay before the snow falls

    So, dear resellers, I beg you, not just as a pesky journalist but as a human being, like you, talk to your customers about their business continuity plans now.  Continue Reading

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    Microsoft urges partners to embrace the cloud

    Software resellers hoping that the shift to the cloud will happen at a pace slow enough to enable them to enjoy a few more years of the on-premise model have been given fresh warnings to adapt their businesses. Following the speech from Microsoft ...  Continue Reading

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    Daisy buy-and-build strategy to continue despite losses

    Acquisitive UC services outfit Daisy Group has said it will continue to "target further synergistic opportunities" to grow the business through acquisitions, despite posting a hefty £14m post-tax loss in its most recent set of ...  Continue Reading

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    Datatec takes 100% Westcon stake

    Datatec has snapped upVC outfit Routine Capital's stake in Westcon, taking its share in the networking and convergence distributor to 100%. Prior to the transaction Westcon's equity was owned 97.4% by Datatec and 2.6% by Routine Capital Corporation....  Continue Reading

  • October 06, 2010 06 Oct'10

    Reseller insolvencies soar in Q3

    UPDATED A rise in channel insolvencies could be an indication that thebiting economic conditions over the past eighteen months have finally taken a toll. According to figures from Graydon UK, the number of resellersthat went to the wall in the ...  Continue Reading

  • October 06, 2010 06 Oct'10

    There were some good things about 1986

    Having watched the This is England '86 series on Channel 4 it leaves me with a couple of observations. One of them is that television still has the power to shock when great scripting and acting are combined, but there is also another point to be ...  Continue Reading

  • October 06, 2010 06 Oct'10

    Calyx Group dishes out management roles, announces job cuts

    Calyx Group has clarified its organisational structure as it rebuilds the operations following last month's acquisition by private equity house Better Capital. The details of the management team and other changes to the operation were revealed in ...  Continue Reading

  • October 06, 2010 06 Oct'10

    New Azzurri boss restructures management roles

    Mark Quartermaine, incoming CEO at networking and comms integrator Azzurri, has shuffled senior management and made a series of new appointments, with some personnel, prominent among them sales director Jason Standerwick, leaving the firm. ...  Continue Reading

  • October 06, 2010 06 Oct'10

    Bloxx cuts prices to gain advantage over rivals

    In a move that will gain publicity and disrupt rivals in the security market, email and web filtering specialist Bloxx has cut its prices. The decision to reduce UK prices by 5% is being positioned as a move designed to help customers hard hit by ...  Continue Reading

  • October 06, 2010 06 Oct'10

    Demand for jobs dips in September to yearly low

    A discouraging picture is emerging in the IT job market with the buoyancy of the first half of the year slowing down. Although the first two quarters saw a return to growth in both permanent and temporary ICT jobs the third quarter has seen things ...  Continue Reading

  • October 05, 2010 05 Oct'10

    Sales slide at SCC but services save the day

    A higher mix of services sales bolstered profits at Specialist Computer Centres (SCC) but weak demand for hardware and software were responsible for a slide in turnover. The services-based reseller saw profits after tax rise 25% to £6.3m in ...  Continue Reading

  • October 05, 2010 05 Oct'10

    Microsoft refuses to cut "over-crowded" OEM distie network

    Distribution partners have slammed Microsoft for not rationalising its OEM wholesale channel after exiting the review stage with the same eight firms. During the summer, Redmond kicked-off a global programme to evaluate the health of its incumbent ...  Continue Reading

  • October 05, 2010 05 Oct'10

    Does cloud mean anything to the masses?

    If there is one thing that you have to give Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer credit for it is his very public attempts to link the vendor with cloud computing. The vendor was criticised in the past for being slow on the uptake with emerging ...  Continue Reading

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